O francês Gael Monfils estreou na noite de hoje no @rioopenoficial e passou para a próxima etapa da competição, após derrotar o argentino Horacio Zeballos.
Com parciais de 7/5 3/6 7/5, o tenista marcou seu lugar nas oitavas de final contra o croata Marin Cilic.
And it’s off to a perfect start for Denis at the @delraybeachopen where he defeated the eight-time ATP tournament champion Ivo Karlovic, 7-5, 7-6(4)!!! Denis earned 5 break points and two breaks of serve where enough to see him through, overcoming a slow start and prevailing in the crucial moments of the second set to move into round two. Karlovic has everything in his hands in the first set, an instant break from the very beginning and eight break points on 4 return games that didn’t prove to be enough against Shapo’s serve After dropping his serve right away,Denis fended off the next six break points he faced and that shifted the momentum to his advantage, breaking back in game eight and then again at 6-5 to complete his comeback and take the opener 7-5! Both Shapo and Karlovic had chances on the return in the second set but they saved 7 break points in total to reach the tiebreak, with Denis working hard in game five when he saved 3 break points to stay in the race with his opponent. Denis completed his victory with a cracking backhand return winner on the 11th point of the tie break, pumped and exciting after a roller coaster match that requires a huge amount of mental strength in order to emerge victorious over a man with so much experience! Did you guys know that Denis was only ONE year old when Karlovic won his first ever Davis Cup match for Croatia in 2000 !!! Well done to Shapo on such a great match, so great to see back out and fighting on court! Let’s gooooo!!! #TeamShapo
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